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Freshman Oral English

Unit 1: Socializing on Campus


Class CEFR Level: A2-B1
Week 10, Lesson 2
Fall Semester 2015
Instructor: Sulamith M. Hfer

Home Sweet Home


Icebreaker: My Home Line-Up (10 min.)

Materials

Tell students to think about how long has their family lived in their current home.
Tell them to line-up accordingly.

PPT

Assessment rubric

Handout with dialog


(Attachment A)
Mirrors

Alternative Icebreaker:
Have students mingle and brainstorm as many different furniture as they can.

Review & Check-Up (5 min.)

Preparations

Homework: Word Stress in Multi-Syllabic Words


Idiom: Off the beaten track
Pronunciation: Word Stress in Phrases
Function/Grammar: Preposition of Place

Before Class write on the board:

3.
4.
5.
6.

Break

ILOs

Homework

Goals

Assessment #4: Skit (60 min.)


1.
2.

Students will be able to use


Groups of 4-5 students.
comparisons and superlatives.
Prepare a skit that includes
a. talking about places and locations,
b. giving directions,
Intended Learning
c. talking about traffic and transportation, and
d. comparing small towns to big cities.
Outcomes (ILOs)
Everyone must have at least several turns.
TSWBAT
Duration of skit: 4-5 min.
Preparation time: 20 min.
explain how to form the
You may use notes during preparation, but not during the presentation of
target sound - Unvoiced TH
your skit.
and correctly produce when
talking about various topics.

Pronunciation: Unvoiced TH Sound (25 min.)


Hand out mirrors. Introduce the sound and explain how it is formed with the
mouth. Make sure they use the mirrors to check whether their tongue really sticks
out. (Mirror alternative: cell phone selfie function)
Provide examples with words that contain the target sound.

thick
thumb
think

mouth
thigh
three

Pronunciation
- Unvoiced TH Sound

thanks
bath

Sound Discrimination

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Put the tip of your tongue


between your front teeth.

Blow out air between your


tongue and top teeth.

Do not use your voice.

Read the following sentences to your students and have them decide which of the
two options is the one you chose.
Have student read the sentences to you.
1. I hope theyre not too (sick/thick).
2. Send (tanks/thanks).
3. She (taught/thought) for a long time.
4. I always (sink/think) in the pool.
5. Its not (true/through), is it?
6. The (bat/bath) was very small.

Review

Unvoiced Th sound

Preview
Household Chores
Voiced Th ()
Final exam is coming up soon

Dialog Practice:
Read the dialog and have students repeat after you. Then have them read the
dialog again with a partner. Have them find and list all the information that is
true about Kathy and Seth.

Homework

Dialog: Gossip
Beth
Kathy Roth is thirty-three.
Ethan
Is she? I thought she was forty-three.
Beth
Her birthday was last Thursday.
Ethan
Was it? I thought it was last month.
Beth
Seth is her third husband.
Ethan
Is he? I thought he was her fourth husband.
Beth
Their house is worth three hundred thousand dollars.
Ethan
Is it? I thought it was worth about one hundred thousand dollars.
Beth
Seth is the author of a math book.
Ethan
Is he? I thought he was an athlete.
Beth
Im so thirsty.
Ethan
Are you? I thought you had something to drink at Kathys house.
Beth
No. Kathy didnt offer me anything.
Ethan
Ill buy you a drink.
Beth
Oh! Thank you.

P. 58. 3
Talk with your partner about your
dream home. Is it in the city, the
suburbs, or a small town? How
would you decorate your home?

Conversation Practice:
Provide a number of statements that are incorrect. Students work with a partner to read the statements and then correct
them. Remind them to pay attention to the correct pronunciation of the target sound.
Example:

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

A March is the fourth month of the year.


B Is it? I thought it was the third month of the year.

August is the seventh month of the year.


New York is south of Miami.
Athens is north of Rome.
Agatha Christie was a famous author of history books.
Valentines Day is on January 14 .
New Years Eve is on December 30 .
Last year was 2005.
th

th

If any time is left, students can discuss any of the questions on p. 58.

Home Sweet Home

Attachment A
Dialog: Gossip
Beth
Kathy Roth is thirty-three.
Ethan
Is she? I thought she was forty-three.
Beth
Her birthday was last Thursday.
Ethan
Was it? I thought it was last month.
Beth
Seth is her third husband.
Ethan
Is he? I thought he was her fourth husband.
Beth
Their house is worth three hundred thousand dollars.
Ethan
Is it? I thought it was worth about one hundred thousand dollars.
Beth
Seth is the author of a math book.
Ethan
Is he? I thought he was an athlete.
Beth
Im so thirsty.
Ethan
Are you? I thought you had something to drink at Kathys house.
Beth
No. Kathy didnt offer me anything.
Ethan
Ill buy you a drink.
Beth
Oh! Thank you.

Dialog: Gossip
Beth
Kathy Roth is thirty-three.
Ethan
Is she? I thought she was forty-three.
Beth
Her birthday was last Thursday.
Ethan
Was it? I thought it was last month.
Beth
Seth is her third husband.
Ethan
Is he? I thought he was her fourth husband.
Beth
Their house is worth three hundred thousand dollars.
Ethan
Is it? I thought it was worth about one hundred thousand dollars.
Beth
Seth is the author of a math book.
Ethan
Is he? I thought he was an athlete.
Beth
Im so thirsty.
Ethan
Are you? I thought you had something to drink at Kathys house.
Beth
No. Kathy didnt offer me anything.
Ethan
Ill buy you a drink.
Beth
Oh! Thank you.

Dialog: Gossip
Beth
Kathy Roth is thirty-three.
Ethan
Is she? I thought she was forty-three.
Beth
Her birthday was last Thursday.
Ethan
Was it? I thought it was last month.
Beth
Seth is her third husband.
Ethan
Is he? I thought he was her fourth husband.
Beth
Their house is worth three hundred thousand dollars.
Ethan
Is it? I thought it was worth about one hundred thousand dollars.
Beth
Seth is the author of a math book.
Ethan
Is he? I thought he was an athlete.
Beth
Im so thirsty.
Ethan
Are you? I thought you had something to drink at Kathys house.
Beth
No. Kathy didnt offer me anything.
Ethan
Ill buy you a drink.
Beth
Oh! Thank you.

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